Melissa Bencic, Founder & Artistic Director
M. Mus, McGill University, B. Mus, University of British Columbia, Registered Music Teacher (R.M.T.), National Alliance (N.A.T.S), Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), Council of Drama and Dance Educator
Through the past 10 years, Bravo Academy has become a leader in performing arts education, produced over 80 mainstage productions along with hundreds of cabarets, showcases and recitals and has recently moved into a custom built state-of-the-art facility. Bravo Academy has produced Canadian and world premieres and has recently launched our New Music Theatre Intensives with the mandate to develop new Canadian musicals and to train emerging artists. I truly cannot believe how quickly time has gone! I still remember my first private students, the first musical and it is amazing how things have grown.
Over the past decade, it has been a privilege to work with such incredible, passionate and awe-inspiring people! Bravo Academy is what it is because every member of the “Bravo Family” has contributed to its achievements. There is something magical and deeply meaningful in assisting and watching students grow and develop as artists, musicians and people.
We are especially grateful to all the teachers, administrators, designers, production team members, students, parents, sponsors, volunteers, family and friends that have contributed to making Bravo Academy what it is today.
To our new students – whether you’re an aspiring Broadway star or piano prodigy, or simply looking to have fun with new friends – we welcome you to our “Bravo Family” and hope you’ll find the same inspiration and joy I have found here every day.
See you on the stage,